This codelab is part of the Kotlin Android Fundamentals course. You'll get the most value out of this course if you work through the codelabs in sequence.

Introduction

In this codelab, you learn how to install Android Studio, Google's Android development environment.

What you'll need

What you'll learn

Android Studio provides a complete IDE, including an advanced code editor and app templates. It also contains tools for development, debugging, testing, and performance that make it faster and easier to develop apps. You can use Android Studio to test your apps with a large range of preconfigured emulators, or on your own mobile device. You can also build production apps and publish apps on the Google Play store.

Android Studio is available for computers running Windows or Linux, and for Macs running macOS. The newest OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) is bundled with Android Studio.

The installation is similar for all platforms. Any differences are noted below.

  1. Navigate to the Android Studio download page and follow the instructions to download and install Android Studio.
  2. Accept the default configurations for all steps, and ensure that all components are selected for installation.
  3. After the install is complete, the setup wizard downloads and installs additional components, including the Android SDK. Be patient, because this process might take some time, depending on your internet speed.
  4. When the installation completes, Android Studio starts, and you are ready to create your first project.

Kotlin Android Fundamentals 01.1: Get started